Archive for March, 2016

It is no secret that one of my favorite sporting events to cover is the Kentucky Derby. From the pageantry to the exhilarating race, the first Saturday in May is special. Today, Calvin Borel announced his retirement. A wonderful person and talented jockey, he was an entertainer on and off the track. Watching him ride the rail with Mine That Bird at Churchill Downs may have been one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed in sports. mine-that-bird-si-cover With 50-1 odds, Calvin Borel went down in the history books. In honor of his career, I invite you to take a look back to that race with a piece we did for Sports Illustrated. Mine That Bird (8) crosses the finish line with jockey Calvin Borel aboard Horse Racing: 2009 Kentucky Derby Saturday Churchill Downs/Louisville, KY 02-MAY-2009 X82284 TK3 CREDIT: Bill Frakes

Today, we remember Jeff Lukas, the "glue" behind D. Wayne Lukas Racing Stables for many years. Jeff was instrumental in developing some of horse racing most storied stallions, including 1988 Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors. JKL_5074w-680x423 Three years ago, Laura and I were fortunate enough to work with our dear friend Tim Layden on Jeff's story.

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